Legal Services Qualifications

What are the CILEx Legal Services qualifications?

CILEx has introduced Legal Services qualifications at Level 3

These qualifications have been developed primarily to support the delivery of Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships in Legal Services in England and Wales. However, each of the qualifications is a viable outcome in its own right.

The ‘Knowledge’ qualifications assess underpinning knowledge and understanding in law and legal practice areas relevant to the title. These qualifications are assessed by a combination of CILEx examination and provider-assessed, and CILEx moderated assignments.

The ‘Competence’ qualifications assess workplace competence in relation to the performance of a legal role within the legal office. These qualifications require that learners assemble a portfolio of assessed evidence relating to the units relevant to their job role which is then externally verified by CILEx.

Level 3 Legal Services Qualifications

Knowledge qualifications

Competence qualification

Please note that no new learners are being accepted onto the Level 3 Competence Qualifications, as these qualifications are being withdrawn (603/0122/3, 601/0275/5).

CILEX Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services, see Purpose Statement

CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services, revised July 2016, see Purpose Statement 

Letters of Support for the Qualifications

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There are numerous specialist pathways for studying law, and developing legal careers in different fields of law, to suit the needs of the individual and legal sector. You can find a selection of example pathways for different specialist legal practice areas by following this link

If you are unsure as to your next step, speak to us and we will discuss which of our flexible pathways is right for you. 

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